Amazing News Reporting Differences When Attacker Is Black Instead of White

Let me start off by saying I don’t watch the news. I probably see about a minutes worth collectively over each week from when I walk through my living room when I get home from work and my wife has it on. So I don’t see much.

Yet somehow, every few months I manage to see the same type of crime- a black guy sucker-punching some old person in New York City.

Every time, it’s a youthful, say, 20-year-old black guy just walking past a 70-80-year-old white guy, and they just punch said old guy in the back of the head as they walk by. Because, you know, nothing says your tough like knocking out unsuspecting folks who are walking with canes and are 60 years your senior.

But the one I just saw a few days ago changed it up a bit, and this is the one I want to discuss today. This time it was a 40 or 48-year-old black man who sucker punched a 55 or 65-year-old Asian woman. Sorry, I don’t quite remember those age details, but it was definitely one of the those for each of them.

What’s astounding to me is how the news reported it. The attacker was constantly referred to as “a man.” Usually, the terms to describe an attacker are a little more detailed than “the man.” And they had his name, but did not use that either. Not once did they mention the man’s race.

So it seems a little unfair that the victim was immediately identified as Asian. Obviously, the news is trying to rile things up, but as the attacker was black, they could only do so much.

So the news showed footage of the attack, and basically summed it up to, “A man just walked up to a 55-year-old Asian woman and struck her on the back of the head with his fist, leaving her unconscious. Motives behind the man’s attack are unclear at this time. Police are investigating to find if it was racially motivated.”

This astounds me. Because the victim was Asian, everyone immediately jumps to a racial attack, but because the attacker was black, it might not have been. On all the other sucker-punch stories, when it’s a white man attacked, whether it was “racially motivated” or not is never mentioned or even thought of. Hmm…

Now imagine if the attacker was white. Suddenly, in big bold headlines, this story would become “Middle-aged White Male Attacks Senior Asian Woman! Hate Crime! It’s A HATE CRIIIIIIIIIIIME!!!! White Supremacy Must Be Squashed. It’s Burying The Minorities In The Streets Of The Big Apple!”

Following this news report would be all sorts of fun riots and protests.

So yeah, an interesting observation. More evidence that you can’t be racist against white people, but everything a white person does is racist. And fortunately black lives matter, maybe just a little more than Asians.

And by the way, they arrested the attacker. It was his 40th arrest. Why is he still among the living? He has certainly used up his life, and is doing nothing now but wasting valuable resources. They should have drowned him in the Hudson, like…38 arrests ago.

My Top 10 Genesis Games

I absolutely love the Sega Genesis. But unfortunately I have not played nearly any of the games I have for it for some reason, and most of the ones I did play as a child, I no longer own. So this list will be comprised between a mixture of games I own and used to own. Not that that really matters.

So here we go, my favorite games for my favorite Sega console!

#10

royal rumbleRoyal Rumble

Sculptured Software/ Flying Edge

1993

 

 

 

I was a huge fan of wrestling as a kid, so the cover alone of this game got me pumped. As for the game, I hated it first because I couldn’t figure out the controls. After studying the manual and practicing, I finally got it down and the game turned out to be a lot of fun. My brothers and I would play this all the time.

#9

Golden_AxeGolden Axe

Sega

1989

 

 

 

I got this because I was a huge fan of King of Dragons for SNES and this looked to be about the same. It’s just as hard, and almost as fun. I was much older when I got this so I didn’t really put a lot of time into it, but I loved the time I did.

#8

Sonic_Spinball_BoxSonic The Hedgehog Spinball

Sega Technical Institute/ Sega

1993

 

 

This is a phenomenal and extremely challenging pinball game, one of the best ever made probably. For being completely out of Sonic’s element, it manages to feel like a Sonic game.

#7

Sonic3D

Sonic 3D Blast

Traveller’s Tales/ Sega

1996

 

 

 

I remember being so excited for this when I first heard about Sonic being in 3D! It was like a dream come true. I remember also being immediately disappointed with it, but it was something new and risky, and I respect it for that. It’s quite fun anyway.

#6

garfield-caught-in-the-act-usa-europeGarfield: Caught in the Act

Sega Interactive/Sega

1995

 

 

 

I was never a big fan of the show, but I did really enjoy this game. You went through different movie sets trying to stop Ottie I think…it’s been like 2 decades since I’ve played it. But the level design was fantastic and there was some great platforming. It’s a very difficult game, but I managed to get further and further every time, though I never did beat it.

#5

joeandmacJoe & Mac

Eden Entertainment Software/ Takara

1993

 

 

 

This game is rather similar to Super Adventure Island, but on crack and I immediately fell in love with it. And it has co-op, so my brothers and I would play this all the time, just having a blast. I don’t think any of us ever beat it, but that didn’t matter, it was all about the journey man. Good stuff.

#4

Sonic_the_Hedgehog_1_Genesis_box_artSonic The Hedgehog

Sonic Team/ Sega

1991

 

 

 

At long last a game emerged that could rival Mario. This fast paced platformer was something new and done to perfection. You always wanted to run fast, but had to show restraint or else you would most likely wind up dying. But the game would give you plenty of all out running moments as well, and with multiple paths to take from beginning to end, it is just one of the greatest games out there.

#3

Sonic2-coverSonic The Hedgehog 2

Sonic Team/ Sega

1992

 

 

 

This game takes everything amazing about the first game and just builds upon it, making it far better.

#2

Sonic3-box-us-225Sonic The Hedgehog 3

Sonic Team/ Sega

1994

 

 

 

Again, this just improves upon the second game, even giving it a deeper story. I still remember how I felt playing this for the first time.

And my favorite Genesis game of all time is…I bet you know…

#1

Sonic_&_Knuckles_coverSonic & Knuckles

Sonic Team/ Sega

1994

 

 

I remember being in awe just from the sight of the cover. But that was nothing to when I actually played it. Getting to play as a way cooler character than Sonic was just mind blowing, but to have them play through separate story lines that connected with Sonic 3 was even more mind blowing.

The greatest thing was the unusual cartridge that allowed you to plug Sonic 2 and 3 into the top of it to play the full games they were intended to be, and with Knuckles now playable. This game basically gave us everything we ever wanted and I still play this game as often as I can today.

And that’s it. My 10 favorite games on the amazing Genesis console. Of these 10, I unfortunately only have 7 still in my possession, and of the 43 Genesis games I currently own I’ve only played a small handful of them, and none of them very extensively. I fully plan to get around to it one day in my lifetime…and you can bet this list will most likely change.